What to Consider When Purchasing New Garage Equipment

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Handsome teenage carpenter and his father in protective glasses are smiling while working with wood and a saw in the workshop

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Whether you're moving into a new home with your first garage or looking to kick things up a gear, there are a few basics to get before you deal with anything else.
Equip your garage with a few basic essentials to make it ready for you to be happy and more productive.

Whether you're an avid hobbyist in woodworking, want to prepare for working on equipment repairs, or want to have a place for crafts with your children, a garage workbench will give you all the space you need.

Ideal application for the 8550W Garage Door Opener and Automatic Garage Door Lock


No matter how much time you spend in your garage, there is no reason to keep it a dark dungeon. Proper lighting makes productivity, searching for tools and getting in and out of your garage easier and safe.
With LiftMaster’s Remote Light Control, you can plug in any lamp inside your house or garage and control it with your smartphone or garage door opener remote control.




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WiFi garage door opener with Battery Backup

MyQ Technology and built-in Wi-Fi gives you control of your home with easy smart phone control as well as Battery Backup, so your garage door will open even during a power outage.

While a basic cement floor is usable as it is, an upgraded finish in the form of an epoxy or tile floor will keep your floor long-lasting and easier to maintain. If you do decide to keep the cement floor as it is, consider placing mats in areas where you will work, take off shoes before entering your house and keeping a regular cleaning schedule.

Wall storage

Open shelving, peg boards for tools and wall organizers for larger lawn and garden tools give you the standard to placing, using and long-term maintenance of your most used home and garden tools.

Safety gear

A great place to store a few basic preparedness items for when you need them is of course the garage. You’re much more likely to use the safety gear if you have and can find it easily. Basic safety gear includes: safety glasses (2), mechanical gloves, earplugs and a first-aid kit.

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